The early childhood programs at Mabel-Canton include ECFE and School Readiness. Special events will be held during the Week of the Young Child, including a pizza and gym night for all families with young children on Monday evening, April 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Participants will eat first and then move to the gym for some fun family activities! Fee is $8 per family.

ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education)

Our ECFE program offers several Family Fun Night events during the month where parents and children come and interact together. Some of our most popular events have been Pajama Night at the Library, Pizza and Gym Night, Field Trip to the Fire Station, Scarecrow Night, Dad and Me Building Night and also our Christmas Party and Egg Hunt. We also offer a Friday morning playgroup twice a month where parents and daycare providers are welcomed to come into the early childhood classroom with their children and interact, make a craft and enjoy circle, story and snack.

Upcoming ECFE events

Monday, April 15 ~ Week of the Young Child event ~ Pizza and Gym Night, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, April 22 ~ Dad and Me Building Night, 6 p.m.

Friday, April 26 ~ Playgroup, 9:30-11 a.m.

Monday, May 6 ~ Baby Celebration, 5:30-6:30 p.m. This is a special night for parents and children up to 24 months. Each new baby will receive a baby basket gift full of useful items from the advisory council.

Friday, May 10 ~ Playgroup, 9:30-11 a.m.

School Readiness

We currently offer a Kindergarten Readiness class for 4- and 5-year olds where the students meet three afternoons per week. Our Kindergarten Readiness Programs uses the SRA Imagine It reading series and we also visit the school library once a week.

Preschool

Mabel-Canton also offer a preschool class twice a week in the morning for 3- and 4-year olds. Registration for the 2013-2014 school year will be offered first to the currently enrolled students and then new students. Their families are encouraged to attend an open house/registration night which will be held on Wednesday, May 1, between 5-6:30 p.m. in the early childhood classroom. There is a non-refundable registration fee due at the time of registration.

For more information about these programs, please check out our school website at www.mabelcanton.k12.mn.us, contact the school office at (507) 493-5423 or the Early Childhood Coordinator Amy Hoscheit at (507) 493-5423, ext. 127, or email ahoscheit@mabelcanton.org